Password locked iPhone security bug fixed in iOS 4.2 beta

by Justin Horn on Oct 25th, 2010 @ 4:16 pm

The bug shown in the video below that allows someone to make non-emergency calls and view contacts (even send an email as pointed out by macstories), on a password locked iPhones is already fixed in iOS 4.2 beta. When trying to reproduce the error with iOS 4.2, the phone just locks and doesn’t allow any calls. The good thing is even though this is a pretty big hole, and attacker still can not gain access to your home screen. So I wouldn’t freak out too much, especially with the fix being released in the next month.

(Video from MacMagazine)

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iOS 4.1, iOS 4.2, iPhone, Security

Hope you updated to iOS 4.0.2, exploit released to public (Updated)

by Justin Horn on Aug 12th, 2010 @ 1:14 pm

Dev-Team member @comdex:

Source now available for anyone interested:

What sucks is, for it seems Apple has dropped all support for first gen iPhones and iPod touches. So they are left vulnerable unless they jailbreak and install the community created fix.

UPDATE Here is the security fix for first gen iPhone and iPod jailbreak community.

(via modmyi)

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